Jack, a young boy from a poor family, exchanges the family cow for some magic beans. The beans grow overnight into a huge beanstalk which Jack climbs into the clouds, arriving at a magical land ruled over by a cruel giant. Jack battles the giant and decides to rescue a young princess held captive in the giant's castle. (from IMDB)
Narr. by Milton S. Eisenhower, director of the War Relocation Authority. An historical record of the transfer of Japanese residents from the Pacific Coast to the American Interior as carried out the the U.S. Army and the War Relocation Authority. 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens. Special attention given to possibility of sabotage & espionage. "Japanese themselves cheerfully handled the enormous paperwork involved." Alludes to the auctioning... ( 1 reviews )
Shows how an 11-year old boy and his brothers share each other's interests and activities. Shows projects such as building a tree house, baking cookies and coloring Easter eggs. Suggests the character-building value of experimenting, creating and doing a job well. ( 13 reviews ) Topic: need keyword
SHOWS HOW AN 11-YEAR OLD BOY & HIS BROTHERS SHARE EACH OTHER'S INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES. SHOWS PROJECTS SUCH AS BUILDING A TREE HOUSE, BAKING COOKIES & COLORING EASTER EGGS. SUGGESTS THE CHARACTER BUILDING VALUE OF CREATING & DOING A JOB WELL.
Jean confides to a friend that her doll is catching the measles. Jean's brother overhears the remark and paints red spots on her doll's face. In return for the trick, Jean paints a 'MEASLES, KEEP OUT' sign. ( 4 reviews )
Many provisos which must be followed if young children are not to transmit germs to one another. doctors; never share another's food; schoolroom; examination; school nurse; really bad acting; children washing; cod liver oil; boiling dishes; sleeping; odd shot: child spitting toothpaste into the toilet [rather than the bathroom sink]
TO LET OLD & NEW MEMBERS OF THE V.F.W. KNOW MORE ABOUT THEIR HOME FOR THE VETERANS' ORPHANS IN EATON RAPIDS. DELIBERATELY WRITTEN TO BE A "TEAR JERKER" AND THUS, BY OPENING THE HEART, OPEN THE PURSES OF THE MEMBERS. MONTAGE OF TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS. MONTAGE OF PEOPLE SHAKING HEADS "NO". GOOD COVERAGE OF EXERCISE, SPORTS & GAMES.
From Educational Film Catalogue (1939): "Dramatizes a small city election, illustrates indifference of average citizen to public affairs and emphasizes that if the government is not run by the people the government will run them. Refers to imaginary city and issue of a new wall needed on a canal bank. Rock company using area for dumping debris bribes politicians who, by cunning propaganda and well planned publicity swing the uninformed public to their side. Death of a child is tragic means... ( 2 reviews )
AN ARTIST'S DRAWING BOARD SHOWS HOW A LITTLE BOY WHO IS UNTIDY, ILL-MANNERED, & SELFISH IS TURNED INTO A PIG UNTIL HIS "GOODSELF" CONQUERS HIS "BADSELF" MOSTLY UNANIMATED DRAWINGS, SHORT LIVE ACTION SEGMENT, "HUMAN DOMINO" WITH FOOTBALL PLAYERS.
A young boy in red shirt and blue jeans wanders through the countryside and catches a fish. Poetic documentary-style evocation of a child's awareness of his environment. Producer: Dale Johnson. With: "Ralph" (Boy). In Ektachrome. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Children, Nature, Environment
This film shows through animated diagrams and photography the more important phases of banana culture. The journey begins by leaving the United States and sailing to the Caribbean area. A map shows the countries and locates some of the important cities in Middle America (Central America). This area from Mexico to Colombia, from the Dominican Republic to Guatemala, is shown as including hot, wet lowland regions, coastal lands covered with jungles, and mountainous regions with volcanoes. The...
A careless fisherman drops a cigarette and starts a forest fire. Then it's to the rescue of a bedridden woman alone in a forest cabin, and the Chevrolet carries the firefighters through to save a life and a forest. (Producer's sales synopsis) [timecodes below refer to PA-0792] Great footage of forest fire and firefighters; great shot of Chevrolet driving through a smoky forest navigating over and around various obstacles through rugged forest terrain; lots of cuts adding to action-thriller...